2011 U.S. Open: Day 14 action
First time's the charm
A first-time Grand Slam champion, Australia's Samantha Stosur topped three-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams of the United States by a 6-2, 6-3 score on Sept. 11, 2011.
Runner-up Serena Williams and champion Samantha Stosur smiled with their trophies following their match on Sept. 11, 2011.
Putting forth an impressive performance in the U.S. Open women's singles championship, No. 9 Samantha Stosur of Australia captured the title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over No. 28 Serena Williams of the United States.
Finding the sweet spot
Australia's Samantha Stosur hit 20 winners to just 12 unforced errors in beating American Serena Williams in straight sets in Day 14 action in New York.
On the run
Looking for her fourth U.S. Open singles title and 14th Grand Slam singles title overall, No. 28 Serena Williams of the United States came up short against No. 9 Samantha Stosur of Australia in the 2011 championship match in New York. The victory was Stosur's first major title.
No. 9 Samantha Stosur of Australia shocked the New York crowd by breaking No. 28 Serena Williams of the United States twice in the first set and taking an early edge over the favored player. Stosur finished the match with breaks on five of nine chances while getting broken just once.
In advancing to the final, No. 28 Serena Williams didn't drop a single set and lost a total of just 29 games. In the final against No. 9 Samantha Stosur, she lost two sets without winning any.
Steady goes it
Prior to her quarterfinal finish at the U.S. Open, Australia's Samantha Stosur never had made it past the second round at the Slam in six previous tries. In 2011, she won the tournament's title.
Winning just 18 of her 29 first-serve points and just nine of her 27 second-serve points, No. 28 Serena Williams struggled against No. 9 Samantha Stosur on Sept. 11, 2011.
Serena Williams lashed out at chair umpire Eva Asderakia over a call made in the second set of the women's singles final on Sept. 11, 2011.
In the right place at the right time
Winning a total of 61 points and losing just 41, No. 9 Samantha Stosur of Australia captured her first Grand Slam title in her second major championship appearance.
Although she looked dominant throughout most of the lead-up to the women's U.S. Open singles championship, American Serena Williams couldn't pull out the title victory, losing in 73 minutes to Australia's Samantha Stosur.
A giant American flag was unfurled on the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to the start of the women's singles final on Sept. 11, 2011.
Double the fun
After losing the first set of the women's doubles championship match to No. 3 Vania King of the United States and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, No. 4 Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond of the United States rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) title victory.
Junior champions Oliver Golding of Great Britain (second from left) and American Grace Min (second from right) pose with the runner-ups in their divisions, Jiri Vesley of the Czech Republic (left) and Caroline Garcia of France on Sept. 11, 2011.
Stocked and ready to go
A ball person made sure the players had plenty of balls to choose from during Day 14 action at the 2011 U.S. Open.